Jul 21 4:42a
Lindstrom (ankle) could return in early August, the Daily Herald reports.
He threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday and has another on tap for Monday; if all goes well, he should throw a simulated game later in the week. Assuming there are no flare-ups during that time, he could be on a rehab assignment by this time next week. Lindstrom said he will only need a handful of appearances in the minors before he is ready to return to duty, and is likely to re-assume the closer role.